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ATA’s Safety Management Council Announces 2012 Award Recipients
ATA’s Safety Management Council announced its 2012 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Kansas City, Mo. last week.
The ATA President’s Trophy recognizes the three companies whose fleets have been judged to have the best overall safety programs from the Truck & Industrial Safety Contests. These Contests judge motor carriers from across the United States on their safety accomplishments and safety records relative to others within their operation type and size. The top three ATA President’s Trophy recipients are honored for their superior safety achievements, outstanding commitment to industry-wide safety and extensive promotion of safety among all highway users.
2012 ATA President’s Trophy-Sponsored by: Great West Casualty Company
Large fleet winner (over 100 million miles annually)
Bison Transport US, Winnipeg, Canada
Mid-size fleet winner (between 25-100 million miles annually)
Cargo Transporters, Inc., Claremont, N.C.
Small fleet winner (under 25 million miles annually)
CLI Transport, LLC, Claysburg, Pa.
ATA National Driver of the Year-Sponsored by: Custard Insurance Adjusters
Ronald Fuller, Central Freight Lines, Dallas, Tex.
National Safety Director of the Year-Sponsored by: Great West Casualty Company
Bob Petrancosta, Con-way Freight, Ann Arbor, Mich.
National Safety Professional Award of Excellence-Sponsored by:Meritor WABCO
James Ransom, CDS, Director of Safety, Boyd Brothers Transportation, Inc., Clayton, Ala.
David Guess, CDS, Usher Transport, Louisville, Ky.
Tom DiSalvi, CDS, Schneider National Carriers, Green Bay, Wis.
Excellence in Safety-Sponsored by: Great West Casualty Company
Tennessee Trucking Association
Excellence in Human Resource Management-Sponsored by: eScreen
Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn.
ATA’s Safety Management Council is a national organization of transportation professionals involved in safety and human resources management for motor carriers and interested organizations. It aims to advance highway and workplace safety through programs, research, education, training, communication, and peer interaction. For more information, visit http://smc.truckline.com
Arkansas Carrier Announces Support of Federal Stability Control Rule
Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, Inc. of Little Rock, Ark., announced his support today for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposed new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks, motorcoaches and other large buses for the first time ever.
“As a fleet owner who has experienced improvements in safety performance as a result of leveraging emerging technology we embrace NHTSA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking mandating the use of stability control,” Williams said. “Without a doubt our investment in Roll Stability Control (RSC) has dramatically reduced rollover accidents within our fleet—just as we have seen dramatic reductions in rear end collisions which we attribute to both first and second generation collision avoidance systems.”
NHTSA estimates that a standard requiring ESC on the nation’s large trucks and large buses would prevent up to 2,329 crashes, eliminate an estimated 649 to 858 injuries and prevent between 49 and 60 fatalities a year.
Over the last three years, the cost of new equipment has risen over 35 percent. “Safety and environmental technologies have played a part in the dramatic increase in the cost of equipment but RSC and ESC systems really work,” Williams said. Even though a little more expensive than RSC systems, with sensors that monitor vehicle movement and steering, ESC can help further mitigate rollover incidents by using automatic computer-controlled braking, and also aid the driver in addressing severe understeer or oversteer conditions that can lead to loss of control.
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas and operating over 1,200 units, Maverick provides OTR and dedicated service to the flatbed, glass, and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America. To learn more visit their website at www.maverickusa.com
Covenant Transport Unveils $10K Annual Equity Bonus for HAZMAT Team Owner Operators
Covenant Transport today announced a new Owner Operator HAZMAT Team Equity Bonus that will offer an extra $10,000 per year to assist HAZMAT team owner operators in replacing equipment.
“Our company has decided that owner operators shouldn’t be in it all alone when it comes to paying to replace their tractors,” says Covenant Transport’s John Arthur Daniel, vice president for capacity development. “The $80,000 truck expenditure from just a few years ago has suddenly turned into a $120,000 expenditure and that hits owner operators hard. So we want to step up and help them out when it’s time for them to replace their equipment.”
Daniel explains that all HAZMAT owner operator teams who run at least 35 loads per quarter will now be eligible for a $2,500 per quarter bonus payout on an ongoing basis. “This is not a one-time payout,” he said. “Those who qualify will continue to receive the bonus for as long as they drive for Covenant.” Lease Purchase drivers will be eligible for the bonus after their trucks are paid out.
“We’ve always been known for providing our company drivers with one of the newest fleets in the business. But we care about all our drivers. We want to
position owner operators to do just as well-to be able to purchase reliable, efficient and late-model equipment for their deliveries,” says Daniel. “This helps our contractors and it benefits us, too. By seeing that our HAZMAT owner operator teams stay in good, solid equipment, we’re helping them be the best they can be, avoid CSA violations, and continue to provide our customers with the best service in the industry. Our goal is for everyone on the Covenant team to be a long-term success.”
For more information about a driving career at Covenant Transport, please visit us at www.covenantdrivers.com. For more information about engaging the services of Covenant Transport, please visit us at www.covenanttransport.com.
TripPak SERVICES® Announces Xerox Mobile Scanner for TripPak MOBILE™
TripPak SERVICES®, A Xerox Company, has announced the organization is now offering the Xerox Mobile Scanner for TripPak MOBILE™ users. The scanner provides improved image quality for Android smart phone users.
Fleets and drivers interested in purchasing the scanner from TripPak SERVICES can find more information and order online at www.trippak.com.
Detailed features of the new Xerox Mobile Scanner:
-With AutoLaunch technology, scanning begins as soon as documents are inserted into the scanner.
- Xerox Mobile Scanner can handle virtually any medium, including paper, plastic cards, business cards, receipts and photos.
-Can scan 300 pages before needing to recharge the battery.
-Talks to user’s PC, Android®, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch, or the cloud over Wi-Fi.
MICHELIN RENEWS SUPPORT FOR ‘BACK ON THE ROAD’ 2012
Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) will continue to support Arrow Truck Sales’ “Back on the RoadTM Program” as a 2012 sponsor. The Back On The Road program provides one deserving truck driver with a truck and a job to get him or her back on the road — as well as many more prizes designed to keep the driver on the road.
“This program enables a fresh start to a driver’s career in the trucking industry, and Michelin is proud, once again, to play a part in getting someone back on the road in 2012,” said Jaye Young, country marketing manager for MATT. “It is very moving each year to see the hope and financial opportunity that this program offers the winner. With the winning combination of Michelin X One XDA Energy and XZA3+ EVERTREAD tires on the truck, the driver will recognize maximum long haul fuel savings.”
As a part of the sponsorship, MATT will donate MICHELIN® tires — including the XZA3®+ EVERTREAD™ steer tires and the X One® XDA® Energy drive tires — as well as the winning trucker will be enrolled in the MICHELIN® Advantage Program.
Small fleets and owner-operators can have a direct connection with Michelin by signing up at no cost for the MICHELIN Advantage Program at www.michelintruck.com. The program provides the same pricing on both MICHELIN tires and retreads, whether at home or on the road. Program members also have access to MICHELIN® ONCall™ emergency road service with no dispatch fee and to a variety of business tools.
“I can’t thank Michelin enough for sponsoring this program,” said David Acosta, Arrow’s 2011 Back on the Road winner. “I have found the Michelin X One tires to be extremely durable, they wear real well and last a lot longer than other tires. I hope that any hard-working driver who’s looking for a second chance considers applying this year.”
Each year, Back On The Road candidates are nominated via a 250-word essay submitted on the Back On The Road web site (www.arrowtruck.com/backontheroad). Nominations include, but are not limited to, truck drivers who have faced loss or unfortunate circumstances beyond their control or drivers who have selflessly advocated for the profession and the trucking industry in general.
The winner will be announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) March 22-24, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. For more information or to learn more about previous winners, visit www.arrowtruck.com/backontheroad.